LINCOLN — Matt Hansen, a student mentor, announced Monday he will run to represent northeast Lincoln in the Nebraska Legislature.
The registered Democrat said he would work to strengthen families, neighborhoods, schools and education while protecting workers and the economy.
Hansen, 25, has a degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law, and he mentors gifted students in math and social studies in the Lincoln Public Schools. He serves on the University Place Community Organization and on Lincoln's cable advisory board.
“It is my experience working within our community that drives me to seek this office,” he said in a news release. “If elected, I will be an advocate for our neighborhoods, our community and our values.”
Hansen is running for the District 26 seat, currently held by Sen. Amanda McGill, who is prevented from seeking re-election by term limits.
Larry Weixelman, a small-business owner and information technology professional from Lincoln, announced his candidacy for District 26 last month, according to his Facebook page. Weixelman also is a Democrat competing for the nonpartisan legislative seat.